Lovely latkes

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A spin-off of my original Latkes, these sweet potato bad girls really hit the spot. I found that the sweet potatoes added a little extra “something” to the mix and they stayed a little more together/dry than their regular potato brethren.

Ingredients:
3-4 yams
1 large yellow onion
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 small tbsp of ground flaxseed
3 diced chives
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Olive or coconut oil for cooking
Method:
Heat oil in frying pan to medium-high.
Using the smaller measurement on a hand grater, grate peeled yams and onion into a bowl. Drain out any excess liquid. As these are not regular potatoes you may not have much in the way of liquid.
Mix in flax-seed, cumin & chilli powder.
Form into miniature patties no more than 3/4 of a cm in thickness.
Fry in hot oil until both sides are browned. Removed from heat and place on top of paper towel to remove excess oils.
Top with a sprinkling of chives and a dollop of sour cream/vegan sour cream to liven things up a bit.

Vegan Latkes – Potato Pancakes

 
 
Since I was a kid, I have been eating delicious potato pancakes. The ones that my mom used to make are far different from the version I love best today, but any way you slice it – fried potatoes satisfy something in those of us who have had them as a diet staple.
 
I took some inspiration from my best friend who is from Germany in coming up with a consistency I liked. I was used to thicker “hashbrown” style latkes until about 15 years ago.
 
Ingredients:
 
5-6 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
1 large yellow onion
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chilli powder
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Olive or coconut oil for cooking
 
Method:
 
Heat oil in frying pan to medium-high.
 
Using the smaller measurement on a hand grater grate peeled potatoes and onion into a bowl. Drain out any excess liquid.
 
Mix in cumin & chilli powder.
 
Form into miniature patties no more than 3/4 of a cm in thickness.
 
Fry in hot oil until both sides are browned.

 
Finish with freshly cracked red, black or white pepper (or all) and Himalayan Sea Salt.
 
**Kids love them with ketchup.
 
***For a more dessert-style latke replace onion with thinly sliced apple, spices for cinnamon & serve with agave nectar, fresh sliced fruit, crème fraiche or chocolate drizzle.